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I don't think we will ever run out of material at SAVVY-DISCOUNTS.com because new technology means that there are new opportunities for saving money.
Here is another example. I recently received a catalog from and was astounded at some of the new money-saving products they carried. Here is a partial list:
6-Cup Rice Cooker -- $49.99
For busy families this could be a time-saving way to cook different kinds of rice instead of buying take-out food.
1 1/2 lb. Bread Maker -- $89.99
Large space saving folding craft table on casters -- $99.99
Spacemate sewing center -- $169.99
Beds with storage drawers --various prices depending on size
Large "instant buildings," including instant greenhouses, of various sizes, some big enough for two cars. The catalog says,"...you won't need to pay extra for property tax or a building permit" -- various prices depending on size.
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Energy efficient night lights (costs about one penny per year vs. about $3 for a regular night light) -- $19.99 for four
Solar-powered motion-activated security light -- $59.99
Avoid the high cost of wiring plus save on utilities.
Fast framer kit -- $44.99
Build an out building up to 7'X8' without cutting any angles! Larger sizes also available.
New technologies mean that this and other publications need to keep up with new reliable ways to save money. Remember that just a few years ago none of these existed: microwave ovens, warehouse stores, computers, independent long distance phone services, etc.